The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 29 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.59% 1.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.31% 2.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
TDD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
222 158 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 72.79% 66.39% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 114 66
Average daily rate £360 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 5
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £19.30 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.98 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 5 £325 -
Bath +6 2 £304 +1.25% 10
Bridgwater - - - -
Yeovil - - - - 1
TDD
South West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD.

1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) Scrum
2 11 (45.83%) BDD
3 9 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 9 (37.50%) .NET
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) ISEB
4 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) MVC
6 6 (25.00%) ATG
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) Spring
7 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
8 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
8 4 (16.67%) hybris
8 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (16.67%) User Stories
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.67%) QA

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) ExpressionEngine
1 2 (8.33%) ATG Dynamo
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
2 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.17%) Hudson
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
2 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (25.00%) Web Services
4 5 (20.83%) Spring
4 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 3 (12.50%) SOAP
6 3 (12.50%) J2EE
6 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (8.33%) HTML5
7 2 (8.33%) jQuery
7 2 (8.33%) WCF
7 2 (8.33%) Ajax
7 2 (8.33%) LAMP
7 2 (8.33%) CSS
8 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Scrum
2 11 (45.83%) BDD
3 9 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 7 (29.17%) MVC
5 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.50%) Code Coverage
7 3 (12.50%) SOA
7 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (12.50%) ATDD
8 2 (8.33%) OO PHP
8 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (8.33%) PHP5
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) ATG
2 4 (16.67%) hybris
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle